ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
COME IN! les femmes
A+D Museum (Miracle Mile)
A+D continues its annual COME IN! exhibition series with COME IN! les femmes where A+D invited women artists and designers to take over the A+D Museum with their installations. Participating artists and designers include Iris Anna Regn, Elena Manferdini, Rebecca Niederlander, and Linda Taalman. Tickets cost $20 for non-museum members and are available online.
Screening: Casting a Glance and Spiral Jetty
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
Coinciding with MOCA’s current exhibition, Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Los Angeles Filmforum presents a program of films around Robert Smithson’s earthwork Spiral Jetty. Smithson’s own film, Spiral Jetty (1970), explores the ideas and associations that inform the creation of the 1,500-foot coil. James Benning’s Casting a Glance (2007) documents the work over time. Benning will introduce the program. Tickets are $12 and available online.
Lucas Ajemian: Casual Relays. And Laundry
ltd Los Angeles (Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by New York-based artist Lucas Ajemian. Casual Rays. And Laundry features a new series of laundered paintings, ladder “film” sculptures, pedestal “essays,” video, and a sculpture created from a modified 16mm projector. On view through August 18, 2012.
Made in L.A. Music: Allah-Las
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The third of the Made in L.A. 2012 Music series will feature a set by KCRW DJ Anne Litt in the Hammer’s courtyard. This free event will include extended gallery hours, a cash bar, free museum admission and a performance by the Allah-Lahs. Presented by the The Hammer and KCRW, the Made in L.A. Music series will take place at the Hammer every Thursday evening through August 9, 2012.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (Los Feliz)
Presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012, this free event will feature participating artists framing and contextualizing their work through talks, discussions, screenings, and performances. Artists include Meg Cranston, Liz Glynn, Vishal Jugdeo, Dashiell Manley, Nicole Miller, and Ry Rocklen.
FRIDAY, JULY 13
Venice Beach Biennial
Venice Beach (Venice)
Opening day of the Venice Beach Biennial, a weekend event that will turn the Venice Beach boardwalk into an outdoor exhibition venue. Over the course of the weekend, more than 50 artists will set up vending stands alongside veteran boardwalk artists, exhibiting new bodies of work, collaborating with veterans on new projects, displaying site-specific sculptures or installations, and presenting live performances. This event is directed by Hammer curator Ali Subotnick. The Venice Beach Biennial will continue on Saturday, July 14 from 11am-sunset and Sunday, July 15 from 11am-6pm.
Gordy Grundy Burn: A Retrospective
Coagula Curatorial (Chinatown)
This one night only event will feature a retrospective of works by Los Angeles-based visual artist and art writer Gordy Grundy. Burn will feature over two hundred paintings, works on paper, monoprints and etchings. Music will be provided by DJ Crown of the Destroyer Radio. The event will be preceded by a prix fixe dinner event at Union Station’s Traxx restaurant. Tickets are $35.
Into the Night: Playtime
Skirball Cultural Center (Brentwood)
This extended hours event will feature a musical performances by Sea Wolf, Geographer, and KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez in addition to crafts, puppetry, card and board games, scavenger hunts, outdoor hula hooping and balloon art, and screenings of director Jacques Tati’s Play Time. Into the Night will go until 1am. Tickets for this 21 and older event are $16.50 in advance, $20 day of, and available online.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
Barkar Hanger (Santa Monica)
This two day market will feature handmade art, clothing, jewelry, and more by local designers. The largest independent design show in the country, Unique LA will feature products from more than 325 designers and artists. The event will feature DJs, free drinks, free craft projects, workshops and more. Admission is $10 at the door.
Jennifer Lee: New Work
Frank Lloyd Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new work by Scottish born ceramist Jennifer Lee. This show will feature ten new ceramic pottery pieces. On view through August 11, 2012.
Venice Beach Biennial
Locations Vary (Venice)
This three day event that will turn Venice Beach boardwalk into an outdoor exhibition venue. Over the course of the weekend more than 50 artists will set up vending stands alongside veteran boardwalk artists, exhibiting new bodies of work, collaborating with veterans on new projects, displaying site-specific sculptures or installations, and presenting live performances. The event is directed by Hammer curator Ali Subotnick.
Abbot Kinney Annex
Various Small Fires (Venice)
Curated by Human Resources and Sumaiya Kaveh, this event will feature musical performances by Kathleen Kim and Kelly Coats, Paul Waddell, and SFV Acid. Abbot Kinney Annex will take place during the Venice Beach Biennial. Free maps of the event will be provided.
Matthew Marks Gallery (Fairfax)
Opening day of a group show featuring works by Darren Almond, Katharina Fritsch, Martin Honert, Gary Hume, Paul Sietsema, Rebecca Warren, and Terry Winters. On view through August 25, 2012.
Inter ruption: A Break in the Continuity of the Interstitial Space
Michael Kohn Gallery (Mid-City West)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Bruce Conner N. Dash, Lukas Geronimas, Wyatt Kahn, Owen Kydd, and more. Curated by Kim Light, Inter ruption will include works that address the space between photography, sculpture, and paintings. On view through August 25, 2012.
Unfinished Business: 25 Years of Discourse in Los Angeles
WUHO Gallery (Hollywood)
Opening day of a retrospective exhibition featuring highlights from the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design’s 25 year history. The materials pulled from the archive will illustrate the dialogue between architects in LA for the last few decades. Events include a panel discussion at 2pm and an opening reception from 6-9pm. On view through August 26, 2012.
Maurizio Vetrugno: Love, Commas and Asterisks, No Person Should Carry a Fish Into a Bar, and Standard Operating Procedures
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
Opening reception for three shows. The works Maurizio Vetrugno’s Love, Commas and Asterisks alter everyday objects, such as cloth and tools, into commentary on popular culture of the past. Curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert, No Person Should Carry a Fish Into a Bar features works relating to criminal acts. Curated by Piper Marshall, Standard Operating Procedures explores the systems governing conceptual art. All shows on view through August 25, 2012.
Kevin Appel: Paintings, and Iva Gueorguieva: Recoiling Earth
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Recoiling Earth is a collection of new paintings and three-dimensional works by Iva Gueorguieva. Kevin Appel’s Paintings will feature works that explores the intersection of photography, painting, and architecture. Both shows on view through August 23, 2012.
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show curated by Cesar Garcia. Acirema features the work of emerging Latin American artists born between 1980-1986, the first generation of practitioners to be born and come of age in post-dictatorship democracies. On view through August 25, 2012.
Masood Kamandy: Collapse
Maloney Fine Art (Culver City)
Opening reception for a collection of photographs by Los Angeles-based artist Masood Kamandy. Through methods of layering, the works in Collapse explore photography’s ability to collapse time and space. On view through August 18, 2012.
A Gleeful and Relentless Forward Moving of Time
Carmichael Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Shane Hope, Husmann/Tschaeni, Evan Nesbit, Adam Parker Smith, and Lola Rose Thompson. Curated by Simmy Swinder, A Gleeful and Relentless Forward Moving of Time will include tapestries, prints, and more. The evening will feature a performance by Zama & Nalo from Husmann/Tschaeni. On view through August 4, 2012.
Eric Fortune: A Life to Leave
LeBasse Projects (Culver City)
Opening reception for a collection of new works by Ohio-based artist Eric Fortune. A Life to Leave will feature layered paintings that explore the theme of transition between known and unknown places. On view through July 30, 2012.
Taylor de Cordoba (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group exhibition curated by LA-based artist Hadley Holliday. Summer Sun will include paintings, videos, sculptures, and more by Pamela Jordan, Emily Newman, John Pearson, and Tyler Vlahovich. On view through August 18, 2012.
Go West: David Ellis and Kris Kuksi
Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City)
Curated by Joshua Liner, Go West will feature two concurrent solo exhibitions by artists David Ellis and Kris Kuksi. Ellis’ multidisciplinary works include paintings and installations and explore different aspects of music. Kuksi’s works include a series of large-scale paintings. Both shows on view through August 25, 2012.
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Nathan Mabry, Djordje Ozbolt, and Francis Upritchard. The paintings and sculptures in Bush of Ghosts are influenced by Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. On view through August 25, 2012.
Alejandro Cartagena: Suburbia Mexico and Looking at Mexico
Kopeikin Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Featuring the work of photographers including Alejandra Laviada, Melba Arellano, David Corona, and Claudia Hans, Looking at Mexico will feature works that depict aspects of Mexican culture rarely seen in the media. Alejandro Cartagena’s Suburbia Mexico will feature photos depicting the country’s rapid urbanization. Both shows on view through August 25, 2012.
Jessica Wimbley: I Am Katrina
Western Project (Culver City)
Opening reception for the first solo exhibition by California-based artist Jessica Wimbley. The photographs and collage in I Am Katrina explore cultural and personal issues of identity, history, diaspora, class, integration, mobility, and the American dream. On view through August 11, 2012.
The Cityscape Show II: Images of LA: Land and City
George Billis Gallery LA (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Todd Brainard, Jay Brockman, Patricia Chidlaw, Sharon Feder, and Eric Hesse. The collection will depict various Los Angeles locales via paintings and digital prints. On view through September 1, 2012.
Caroline Geys: Grow Till Tall Olifant
ANN 330 Gallery (Mid-City West)
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Caroline Geys. The paintings in Grow Till Tall Olifant explore the themes of transition and metamorphosis as experienced by the artist. On view through August 11, 2012.
21st Century Sex
Bleicher Gallery (Mid-City West)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works that explore the fantasies and realities of modern sex. The show will include painting, sculpture, assemblage, collage, fiber art and installation by artists including Uudam Nguyan, Simone Gad, and Daphne Hill. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. On view through August 8, 2012.
ACME. (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Alika Cooper, Michael Decker, Samara Golden, Paul Heyer, Barry Johnston, Davida Nemeroff, and Mark A. Rodriguez. Dirty Funk is organized by Rodriguez and Mieke Marple. On view through August 11, 2012.
Ambauch & Rice (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for a group show featuring artists from Creativity Explored, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that helps adults with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. The collection will feature sculptures, paintings and drawings by artists including Peter Cordova, Ricardo Estella, Camille Holvoet, and Andrew Li. On view through August 11, 2012.
Jeppe Hein: Social Benches, Heather Carson: light/LINES, Daniel Buren: Leaning Wall Installation, and Laurie Lipton: L.A. Sous Real
ACE Gallery (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for four shows. Laurie Lipton’s L.A. Sous Real will feature a series of charcoal on paper drawings depicting life in Los Angeles. Heather Carson’s light/LINES will include pieces made from materials including fluorescent lights, aluminum pipe, Speed-Rail, and conduit hangers. Jeppe Hein’s Social Benches will feature a series of powder coated metal benches, and Daniel Buren’s Leaning Walls Installation features three rooms made from wood and tape. All shows on view through September 8, 2012.
Dana Maiden & Bari Ziperstein: Sheets of Summer Glass
Passerby Gallery (Eagle Rock)
Opening reception for Passerby Gallery’s inaugural exhibition. Sheets of Summer Glass will feature photographs and collages by Los Angeles-based artists Dana Maiden and Bari Ziperstein, who reorganize three-dimensional space and blur the line between the altered object and the space of display through their work. On view through August 6, 2012.
Needles in the Camel’s Eye
Thomas Duncan Gallery (Hancock Park)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Steven Baldi, Nina Beier, Andy Boot, Roe Ethridge, Sean Kennedy, Lucas Knipscher, and Michael Krebber. Needles in the Camel’s Eye explores how images are read, utilized, and dispersed. On view through September 8, 2012.
Avenue 50 Studios (Highland Park)
Opening reception for a collection featuring works by Victor Horcasitas and Olivia Barrionuevo. The photographs in Espejos address the cultural roots of homelessness. The gallery’s annex space will host an opening of a series of linocuts by artists Sonia Romero. Both shows on view through August 5, 2012.
The Workers Rug
Opening celebration for The Workers Rug, a collaboration between Jade Thacker, Katie Bachler, and participating laborers and activists at the Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California, an organization committed to supporting immigrants in Los Angeles. The Workers Rug was created during a series of meetings in which participants created handwritten reflections about labor in Los Angeles while shredding their work clothes and braiding them back together to add to the spiral rug. The event will feature a conversation between Jade, Katie, Sonny Abegaze, Director of Folk Art Everywhere, and Pedro Joel, community organizer at IDEPSCA at 6:30pm.
The Art of Summer
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Hollywood)
Opening reception for The Art of Summer, a collection of contemporary and modern paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by artists including Richard Diebenkorn, Vija Celmins, Marc Chagall, Sam Francis, Karel Appel, Pablo Picasso, and Max Ernst. The event will also featuring the opening of the reinstallation of Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe. Both exhibitions of view through September 1, 2012.
Adriana Ciudad: Cloudbursting, Véronique d’Entremont: But the Object Must Survive This Destruction, and Guiyoung Hwang: Mark the Unmarked
Commonwealth & Council (Wilshire Center)
Opening reception for three shows. In Mark the Unmarked, Guiyoung Hwang researches graffiti and graffiti removal program throughout Southern California. Véronique d’Entremont’s But the Object Must Survive This Destruction will feature an object produced through a series of actions both violent and tender. Adriana Ciudad’s Cloudbursting will feature an installation and group of drawings that explore three dimensional form. All shows on view through August 4, 2012.
For The Record: Boogie Nights
Rockwell (Los Feliz)
Conceived and ereated by Shane Scheel and Christopher Lloyd Bratten, this theatrical performance will feature music and clips from Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, and Boogie Nights. Tickets are $30-$35 and available online.
SUNDAY, JULY 15
Barkar Hanger (Santa Monica)
This two day market will feature handmade art, clothing, jewelry and more by local designers. The largest independent design show in the country, Unique LA will feature products from more than 325 designers and artists. The event will feature DJs, free drinks, free craft projects, workshops and more. Admission is $10 at the door.
Venice Beach Biennial
Venice Beach (Venice)
This three day event that will turn the Venice Beach boardwalk into an outdoor exhibition venue. Over the course of the weekend more than 50 artists will set up vending stands alongside veteran boardwalk artists, exhibiting new bodies of work, collaborating with veterans on new projects, displaying site-specific sculptures or installations, and presenting live performances. The event will be directed by Hammer curator Ali Subotnick.
2012 Artillery Debates
Julia Dean Photo Workshop Studios (Hollywood)
This event, presented by Artillery Magazine, will feature figures from the Los Angeles art world debating topics including museums, the art market, and LACMA’s Levitated Mass. Winners will be determined by audience votes. Debaters include Mat Gleason, Mario Cutajar, Lane Barden, Ezrha Jean Black, and more.
Redling Fine Art (Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by the late British minimalist artist Bob Law. Castle XXXIX, 1976 will explore themes related to what composes an artist’s breadth of work. On view through August 18, 2012.
L&M Arts (Venice)
This party and art exhibition will feature performances by Tenacious D and Haim and works by artists including John Baldessari, Sam Durant, Mark Hagen, Amanda Ross-Ho, Alexis Smith and more. VIP admission begins at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided by Gjelina, Christophe Happillon and other local Venice establishments. VIP tickets cost $200 in advance and $250 at the door. General admission begins at 8pm. General admission tickets cost $100 in advance and $150 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Venice Family Clinic.
MONDAY, JULY 16
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The Hammer presents a free performance by Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali. Compositions on his recent album Emessa were recorded with The Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and inspired by the 2011 Syrian revolution. He has appeared on NPR, BBC, and Radio France Musique.
TUESDAY, JULY 17
David Askevold: Once Upon a Time in the East
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
This retrospective exhibition, organized by David Diviney, Curator of Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, features the work of experimental Canadian artist David Askevold. Once Upon a Time in the East considers Askevold’s four methods: sculpture/installation, film and video, photo-text works, and late digital images and includes key pieces from each stage of his career. On view through September 15, 2012.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
The Women of Two Dollar Radio
Pop-Hop (Highland Park)
This free event will feature readings by female contributors at publisher Two Dollar Radio. Featured readers will include Karolina Waclawiak (How To Get Into the Twin Palms), Grace Krilanovich (The Orange Eats Creeps), Anne-Marie Kinney (Radio Iris), and Trinie Dalton (Baby Geisha).
Bob Law, Castle XXXIX, 1976, oil on canvas, 20 x 63 inches. Courtesy of Redling Fine Art